Monday - Wednesday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Thursday - 9 am to 12 pm
Friday - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
1st & 3rd Sunday: 9:00 am
2nd & 4th Sunday: 11:15am
Saturday: 4:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am
5437 - 43rd Street, Vegreville, AB. T9C 1C8
Phone: (780) 632-3272
Toll Free: (780) 632-3272
Fax: (780) 632-3303
Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated Saturday at 3:45 pm or by appointment.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is on the First Friday of each month.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016
World Youth Day is for those who are 18 to 35 years old. If you are interested in
participating in this event please contact the parish office and leave your name, email and phone number or
sign up with Amy Yaremcio or Rachael Melenka when you see them at Mass.
Below is the official prayer:
“God, merciful Father,
in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have revealed your love
and poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter,
We entrust to you today the destiny of the world and of every man and woman”.
We entrust to you in a special way
young people of every language, people and nation:
guide and protect them as they walk the complex paths of the world today
and give them the grace to reap abundant fruits
from their experience of the Krakow World Youth Day.
grant that we may bear witness to your mercy.
Teach us how to convey the faith to those in doubt,
hope to those who are discouraged,
love to those who feel indifferent,
forgiveness to those who have done wrong
and joy to those who are unhappy.
Allow the spark of merciful love
that you have enkindled within us
become a fire that can transform hearts
and renew the face of the earth.
Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray for us.
St. John Paul II, pray for us.
Wish to see more info, click on the WYD icon.
PRAY for PEACE!
This weekend , in accordance with Pope Francis' request and the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops, we are called to fast and pray for peace, especially in Syria and the Middle East, but also thoughout the whole world. Here is a sample prayer from Fr. Jack Lynch
God of compassion, hear the cries of the people of Syria,
comfort those who suffer from violence,
console those who mourn the dead,
give strength to Syria's neighbouring countries to welcome refugees,
convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms
and protect those who are committed to peace.
God of hope, inspire leaders to choose methods of peace over violence,
and to seek reconciliation with their enemies.
Enflame the universal Church with compassion for Syria,
and give us hope for a future built on justice for all.
In this we ask through Christ our Lord.
Pope Francis on the Eucharist:
"Let us pray that participation in the Eucharist provoke us always to follow the Lord every day, to be instruments of communion, to share with Him and with our neighbour who we are. Then our lives will be truly fruitful. Amen."
(May 29, 2013)
"We the members of these parish communities are called by our Baptism to discipleship in Jesus Christ to worship as a Catholic Christian community, to minister to one another, to educate in the light of the Gospel, and to evangelize by spreading the Good News. This is our challenge as we journey. Our role is to serve others in Jesus' name by following His example and to reach out to those in our community who need us."
Please click on the various links below to find more information regarding the Catholic Church.
Please click on the link below for more information regarding the Catholic schools in Vegreville.
The Lord be with you!
Welcome to the parish website of St. Martin of Tours, Vegreville; Holy Heart of Mary, Viking; and St. Gregory the Great, Holden. As pastor of these three beautiful parish communities I want to greet you on behalf of the people of God and invite you to share with us the joy of friendship with our Lord Jesus Christ and through Him, with God Our Father in unity of the Holy Spirit. I myself was newly reassigned to these communities and have since enjoyed their warm hospitality.
I invite you also, if you are new to the area or have been away from the Church for some time, to come and celebrate with joy the rich heritage of our faith. I want to quote one of the Saints and an Early Church Father, St. Irenaeus, who said that, "The Glory of God is man fully alive." Contrary to common perception, the Christian faith does not decrease our happiness but rather assists it's increase as it leads us to fulfillment while glorifying the living God! When God is glorified in truth, goodness and beauty, we not only find fulfillment but find true and lasting happiness as well. This joy is something that I have experienced and I desire to share with you. Know that you are deeply loved by God. God bless you!
Please feel to contact us for any further information or questions.
Yours in Christ, Rev Michael Schumacher--------------------------------------------------
Fr. Michael has his own blog that he maintains in order to better communicate with his parishoners above and beyond this website. Click on the link below.